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Eight of the world’s leading technology firms have urged governments to stop tracking their citizens’ online personal data following recent leaks that have revealed the global scale of US-led spying on the internet.

The Reform Government Surveillance alliance comprises Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Yahoo, LinkedIn and AOL. Its creation follows recent media revelations that the US National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting vast amounts of personal data sent via internet and telecom traffic.

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